John Sabol - Sports

Where the Air is Better.

Current Location  -  WFTS-TV Tampa Bay, FL


Represented by  -  John Butte

Career Summary

For the last seven years, John held down the unique position of both news and sports anchor of the highly rated weekend newscasts on WFTS, Tampa Florida. Since 2018 he also served as the station’s lead sports reporter/anchor and host/producer of numerous Tampa Bay Lightning playoff specials.

John says he still loves sports, but that doing the news too, grabbed him. He combines the fun and excitement of sports with the earnestness and significance of news anchoring.

John joined WFTS from WOWK, Charleston, West Virginia where he was an award-winning sports director. John earned his journalism degree at Kent State University.

He is the youngest of five kids and married his high school sweetheart. He and Alyssa love to travel, spend time with family, and always hang with their golden retriever, Myla.


11 years News and Sports


Kent State University

B.S. Journalism,Broadcast News | Minor, Political Science

"Important reporters tell important stories"